India’s First Double Decker Train to Run Between Howrah & Dhanbad

As promised by the Union Railway Minister, the first air-conditioned double-decker train has been rolled out by the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala. This AC train will haveeight coaches in Kapurthala district of Jalandhar on Saturday. This train will run between Howrah and Dhanbad.

Addressing the media on the launch of the train, the General Manager of Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala, Pradeep Kumar said, “It is India’s first AC double-decker train and it will ply on Howrah and Dhanbad route.” He further informed that the height of the coaches has been developed keeping in mind the over-head structures like bridge, electric traction etc.

India's First Double Decker Train

The double decker train the latest design, which is made of stainless steel and the coaches can comfortably bear speed upto 180 km/per hour. All kinds of safety considerations were kept in mind while developing this train and its design will have minimum imapct in case of any emergency.

Aoording to the General Manager, “The train has been developed keeping low cost travelling in mind and each coach of the train can accommodate 128 passengers while Shatabdi carrys only 78 passengers in every coach.

Starting with Howrah and Dhanbad, theis double decker train will be gradually be introduced on stretches whci are not more than 500 km long as it offers only seating facility. The train will run at a general speed of 160 km/per hour. Power cars attached at both sides of the train will supply power to the train.

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11 Responses to “India’s First Double Decker Train to Run Between Howrah & Dhanbad”
  1. ICF (Coach Factory), when are you pple going to improve the Quality Process…just look at the sheet metal body of the “NEW” double decker AC coach!! the poor quality is evident even in this low resolution photo!!

  2. shaba says:

    i think its great idea gor running this train between these stations….

  3. shaba says:

    i think its great idea for running this train between these stations….

  4. Anurag kumar says:

    its nice to have one more train running between these stations…
    i hope that it wont b like locals running at kolkata….

  5. tanay says:

    cool! But when is monorail going to be started in india?

  6. RITWIK SINHA says:

    THAT’S VERY GOOD IDEA . I THINK USING THIS WAY OF TRAIN MAY LATER BRING ABOUT DEVELOPEMENTS IN OUR LIFE. ITS CHIEF FOR SMALL FAMILIES EARNING LESS MONEY OR ESPECIALLY BEGGARS WHICH ARE COMMON FOUND ON PATH .THEY CAN VISUALISE THE GREAT USAGE OF AC’S

  7. Chinmoy Dasgupta says:

    The width of these coaches is so big, it is colliding with all the platforms. All the coaches are heavily damaged in transit from Punjab to Bengal. It has also been reported that the balance of the train is not perfect. More surprisingly railways are now cutting the edge of all the platforms by at least 1 feet in between Howrah to Dhanbad (250 Kms approx.) to run the show without a care about the safety and security of the passengers. God save the passengers.

  8. teja ambathi says:

    I m not sure of the height of the coach.As it runs using electric power supply from the wires t=running above the track.Is the height if the coach is normal to other trains? if yes….How can the double Decker can hav hav same height of nirmal train?…Plz respond to my Question,if u guys know the answer..Thank u

  9. Rajiv anand says:

    i think this train will not have much space to stand. while the train is stopped in the forest area,it is dangerous for the persons setting in the downward flour that any animal can brake the glass of the boggy and can come inside.I request indian railways for fencing the window of downward flour,so that no animal can brake the glass and can come inside.

    than you for reading my point of view

  10. Chirag says:

    I think indian railways is dng a gr8 jb. The ac DD WILL CHANGE THE IMAGE OF IR.

  11. PANKAJ ARORA says:

    gud idea
    but keeping all in view, the height of DD train seems very dangerous. Indian Railway should complete all the safely checks first then run the train because to earn doubel should not be the aim of IR, they also should think about DOUBEL SAFETY of passengers. when capacity is double, safety should be DOUBEL also, but what picture is showing, safely look half of the prevoius trains.

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